Ellen Sterling: Rick Lax: In a City Rich With Deception, No One Fools Him
At 28, the Michigan native has written two books. His first, Lawyer Boy: A Case Study On Growing Up, tells of his adventures in the land of law school, where, having given into what is apparently a genetic imperative that he go into the family business of law, he gave up his dream of becoming a magician and enrolled in DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. The inevitability of that career is underscored in the book by a family tree graphic festooned with attorneys. His father was a tax lawyer, but not Rick.
“If I was going to be a lawyer,” he recalls, ” I wanted to get into the courtroom. Only five percent of lawyers actually try cases in court so I was limited to criminal, family or personal injury law. I chose personal injury.”